Title

High-risk sexual behavior of college sutdents and its effects on self-esteem

Abstract

It is well-known that adolescents participate in risky behaviors. College students are no different; in fact they take part in risky behaviors which can include sexual risk-taking. The purpose of this review of literature was to determining the types of risky sexual behavior that college students are engaging in, and how it is affecting their self-esteem. Emphasis was placed on the need for education regarding sexual behavior, effects of alcohol, and self-esteem. This review focused on the different risky behaviors that college students are participating in, including drinking games, drinking themed parties, and types of sexual behavior. Findings of this review determined that low self-esteem can impact an individual's decision to take part in sexual activity and drinking. Additionally, it was identified that there is a need for community-based education which should begin prior to college attendance. Utilizing the findings of this review can help provide the evidence needed to support education on risky college behaviors with a focus on the self-esteem aspect.

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Thesis Completion

2010

Semester

Spring

Advisor

Ahern, Nancy

Degree

Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.N.)

College

College of Nursing

Degree Program

Nursing

Subjects

Dissertations, Academic -- Nursing;Nursing -- Dissertations, Academic

Format

Print

Identifier

DP0022584

Language

English

Access Status

Open Access

Length of Campus-only Access

None

Document Type

Honors in the Major Thesis

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